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Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by minousbijoux, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. T L
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    by T L » Apr 16, 2019
    But that one ring is 20% off! What a steal=)2

    They are beautiful though, but crazy prices.
     
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    by bludiva » Apr 16, 2019
    hahaha! i thought that too - such a bargain! :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2:
     
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    by T L » Apr 16, 2019
    It was so funny, this one vendor who I won’t name, but I think many can guess, sells extremely expensive gems, mainly fancy colored diamonds. They wanted to recently reward their customers with a $100 off coupon. I just cracked up. Honestly, their cheapest item is probably several thousand dollars, so if you can afford it, who cares about $100? It would have been nice if they gave a percentage off, because that at least would have been a substantial savings. They announced this coupon while showing what looked like a multi million dollar fancy pink diamond ring. I hate to complain about coupons, because $100 is still $100 and a nice savings for many of the vendors here, but that was just laughable.
     
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    by voce » Apr 17, 2019
    I'm totally eating my words because I was looking at this on another computer and realized that what the eye sees could be better than what the camera sees. I've snapped this up and will assess it in person.
     
    


    


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  7. voce
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    by voce » Apr 18, 2019
    I thought you said you like light purples, not vivid purples? :lol:
    Maybe you just don't like the oversaturated purples. :P2
     
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    by Shijitake » Apr 18, 2019
    Probably. I'm familiar with the terms but not fully. That one's a nice deep lavender that I really dig, (I like both light and dark, just preference for lighter atm) and it has such a nice even color. I guess I'm just all over the place with what color/tone/saturation I like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Come to think of it, I think magenta is a purple I never really liked.
     
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    by FlashyFlamingo » Apr 29, 2019
    @voce I see your ruby and raise you a bigger ruby! I’ve had my eye on this bad boy for months. I went to stare at it on Etsy yesterday and saw that it was reserved. I was like “oh damn!”, like I was really going to drop 30k on a ruby.
    https://etsy.me/2L9A7Pb
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    The vendor has another that’s beautiful. I’d love it if a PSer bought it so I wouldn’t have the temptation.
    https://etsy.me/2WeHg1y
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  13. voce
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    by voce » Apr 29, 2019
    @FlashyFlamingo I am not a size whore. At least not in this stage of my life. Your ruby rings are impressive, but I still like the ruby stone I originally posted better because of quality.

    And well, no risk of me buying another ruby anytime soon. I already dropped serious money on my dream ruby this year. "Small but mighty", 1.19 ct.
     
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  17. T L
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    by T L » Apr 30, 2019
    Please post pictures. The color on the garnet is very intense for a Mali.
     
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    by sapphiremomma » Apr 30, 2019
    I definitely will! It’s my first mint garnet so I have nothing to compare it to. But it sure looks vibrant!!
     
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    by Atwater » May 6, 2019
    I contacted Ivan last week about the lagoon blue spinel since it looks so serene. He is very nice and sent me a lot of videos. When sending me the videos, he acknowledged that the spinel appears much more grey and undersaturated in the videos and that the pictures online represent its true color. I did not pursue further based on the videos, but my expectation may not be realistic given that I do not have much knowledge of how it compares to other blue spinels.

    I am not sure I can share the video here, but if you are interested, he shall have those videos ready for you.
     
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    by leslie1956 » May 7, 2019
    Thanks, @Atwater! Spinels are tough because they are so color shifty by nature. Most blue spinels I've seen have some grey in them which is why I was so surprised by the color of the lagoon blue stone. I'd certainly want to see videos of any gem I bought, but especially with spinel! Glad to hear that Ivan was nice, I checked out their site because they advertise so many pretty gems on LT.
     
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    by voce » May 10, 2019
    Oops, maybe it's @TheGarnetGirl instead who was looking for a bluish purple spinel?This is why I like to use my user name, which doesn't mean anything for most people, but is seldom used in the online community, so it's unlikely to get confused with other users.
     
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    by TheGarnetGirl » May 10, 2019
    That first one is neat as you can tell it would have a bit of color change, its a bit dark but that adds to its mystery!
    The second has a really mellow color that makes me happy but the cut is a little off putting.
    I do love how ive had a personal shopper for a couple days though :P2
    This is why I love PS! Women/Men who do not know eachother yet who are super supportive in making eachothers gemstone dreams come true! Or just oogling eachothers gemmy stones!

    & I know I felt bad when I came upon her name! She had it first but I had been a lurker for quite some time before creating a profile (a couple years I think) & I never saw her name ever so I thought I was all clever when I made it. Haha
    Although Id like to think that she might be my unknown doppleganger living a parallel life somewhere. Haha :bigsmile:
     
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